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1 (Carroll, Lewis). Guiliano, Edward LEWIS CARROLL: An Annotated International Bibliography 1960-77
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, (1980). 0813908620 / 9780813908625 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a price-clipped photo-pictorial dust jacket with a small closed edge tear to the upper front panel, mild shelfwear, and light fading to the spine panel. 253 pages, index. 
A Carroll bibliography taking as its starting point the year 1960--when Martin Gardner revitalized the field with the publication of his ANNOTATED ALICE. The sections include primary works, reference and bibliographic works, biography and criticism. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 (Greenaway, Kate). Neal, Tom KATE GREENAWAY: An Appreciation of a Portraitist
Los Angeles, California: Dawson's Book Shop, (1945). First edition. Fine in stapled printed wraps. Small octavo. 9 pages; frontispiece portrait. 
Christmas keepsake tribute to Kate Greenaway's portrait art, printed at the Bookman Press in Los Angeles. This copy has been inscribed, SIGNED, and dated (Christmas, 1945) by Neal to the reverse of the front cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 (Raskin, Ellen). Olson, Marilynn Strasser ELLEN RASKIN
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1991). 0805776273 / 9780805776270 First edition, first printing. Twayne United States Authors Series (Children's Literature), #579. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket with photo-portrait of Raskin to the front panel, repeated as a frontispiece. Notes, bibliography, index. 
A warm appreciation and probing analysis of the illustrator/author, perhaps best known for her "puzzle mysteries." Raskin won the Newbery for THE WESTING GAME, and her FIGGS & PHANTOMS was a 1975 Newbery Honor Book. Illustrated with photos and figures. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 (Stratemeyer, Edward). Billman, Carol THE SECRET OF THE STRATEMEYER SYNDICATE: Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, and the Million Dollar Fiction Factory
New York: The Ungar Publishing Company, (1986). 0804420556 / 9780804420556 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Index, notes, bibliography, checklist of Stratemeyer series. 
Chapter-length studies of the mystery-adventure superstars of Stratemeyer's publishing dynasty: the Rover Boys, the Hardy Boys, Ruth Fielding, the Happy Hollisters, and Nancy Drew; with observations about many other series characters. Illustrated. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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5 Cameron, Eleanor THE GREEN AND BURNING TREE: On the Writing and Enjoyment of Children's Books
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1969). First edition. Hardcover. Mild crimping to spine heel, a very light bump to upper corner of text block, else near fine; in a rubbed and age-toned dust jacket that shows a few very small areas of pale stain and a substantially darkened spine panel. Notes, bibliography, index. 
Unusually rewarding collection of essays on children's literature (including pieces on time fantasy, on style, on writers Wanda Gag, Eleanor Farjeon, and Rumer Godden), by the much beloved author of THE WONDERFUL FLIGHT TO THE MUSHROOM PLANET. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 Gattegno, Jean LEWIS CARROLL: Fragments Of A Looking-Glass
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1976). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Bookplate on the front pastedown, speckled page edges, else very good in edgetorn and worn dust jacket with a spine abrasion. 
Translated by Rosemary Sheed. Illustrated. 326 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Harrison, Barbara & Maguire, Gregory, editors INNOCENCE & EXPERIENCE: Essays & Conversations on Children's Literature...from Programs Presented at the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simons College, Boston
New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, (1987). First edition. Drawn Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket with artwork by Uri Shulevitz. Appendices, bibliography, chronology of programs, biographies of contributors, index. Illustrated. 
Compendium of commentary by an extraordinary who's who of children's artists and writers: Peter Dickinson, Susan Cooper, Lloyd Alexander, Joan Aiken, Natalie Babbit, Eleanor Cameron, Virginia Hamilton, Chris Van Allsburg, Laurence Yep, et alia! 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Muir, Marcie A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: In Two Volumes
(London): Andre Deutsch/A Grafton Book, (1970/1976). 0233960570 / 9780233960579 First editions. Volume One covers the period up to 1967. Volume Two extends it to 1972 and adds earlier titles omitted from Volume One. Hardcover. Fine copies of both volumes, each bound in red cloth with gilt lettering against a black block to the spine; in illustrated dust jackets, both of which show some sun-fading to the spines. V1, 1038 pages; VII, 554 pages. Large octavos. 
Smartly produced, clearly and thoroughly annotated bibliography of all children's books relating to Australia and all those written for children by Australian authors. Illustrated in b&w and color on coated stock inserts. A superb resource. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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9 Nelson, Claudia BOYS WILL BE GIRLS: The Feminine Ethic and British Children's Fiction, 1857-1917
New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, (1991). 0813516811 / 9780813516813 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Reveals an extraordinary breadth of reading and contains some of the best analyses available of the cultural importance of Victorian children's fiction...original and useful."--Sally Mitchell. Bibliography, notes, index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Witham, W. Tasker THE ADOLESCENT IN THE AMERICAN NOVEL: 1920-1960
New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., (1978). 0804433208 / 9780804433204 Third printing. Hardcover. Mistrimmed upper corner to page 315, else a near fine copy in light blue cloth; in a bright dust jacket with very light age-toning to the flaps. 345 pages, notes, bibliography, chronological list, index. 
A survey of the literature of adolescence, including adult fiction in which teenagers play a principal part, and novels in which teen issues such as love, juvenile delinquency, careers, are central themes. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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